It would be an understatement to say that 2016 has been successful for the MEC crew and that continued last weekend.

Ballarat 70.3

It is slowly becoming the to do event before the Christmas break and MEC had 3 athletes that took to the start line on Sunday.

Adrian Polidano put together a strong race that included a pb bike leg and sub 90min run. The swim and bike training has been the focus for the ex marathon runner and was great to see some improvement coming through. A well earned break now for Buddha before sharpening the axe for 2017.


Fiona Neuwirth made her 70.3 debut and did it well. Originally unsure how the swim leg would go for her 6 months ago Fi has worked tirelessly to improve her swim and it showed on the weekend. With her riding background it left her in the position to run it home looking comfortable all day with plenty of smiles down the finishing shoot. Well done Fi!


David Lloyd had yet another great race in what has been a ground breaking year. David pb'd in the swim, bike and run and took a massive 27mins off his time from Ballarat 70.3 last year even sneaking under 2hrs for the run leg. David is showing that being in his 50's doesn't mean he is slowing down.


Frog Challenge

A unique race format that is quite popular in Europe hit Port Phillip bay on the weekend. 'Frogman' is a swim run event where  on the weekend it combined 16 swim legs and 16 runs legs to complete the event. The event is also a team where by 2 athletes compete together and cannot be more than 10m away from each other at any one time. MEC athlete Ben Hughes and coach Michael Harvey took on the course for the challenge and a solid training day. Mixed reports of the total distance being between 50km and 52km meant they were kept honest and had a good training day. Well done Ben and Coach.



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I could see the thought put into my training plan

"My motivation increased when I could see the thought put into my training plan and the difference it made in my result. The sessions were built for what I needed and I felt strong all day racing. Most of all I could feel Michael cared, so a very big thank you."

Samantha March 25, 2019